Abolhassani Tribal Confederacy

Ecological assessment report

Download the report (in Persian). This report includes the following biodiversity databases:

  1. Wildlife
  2. Livestock and domestic animals
  3. Crops
  4. Wild plants

These lists have been produced using field data and observations, interviews with community elders and animators, and literature survey.

Community governance and livelihood assessment report

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Livestock biodiversity register

The predominant activity conducted by the Abolhassani people is pastoralism. Sheep and goat are the main types of livestock they raise. Livestock is the main source of Abolhassanis’ livelihoods but in recent years, the frequent and long drought periods is making pastoralists’ livelihoods increasingly difficult and have caused some detrimental impacts, e.g. decreased livestock and agricultural productions, water shortage, decreased fodder and loss of rangeland vegetation cover. Because the Abolhassani community live in a particularly challenging dry and increasingly drought-prone environment, there is little they can do to mitigate the causes of climate change. Their efforts have therefore concentrated on community action for adaptation to climate change.

Read the full report (in English).

Territorial assessment report

A summary of Participatory Mapping and PGIS activities in Abolhassani tribal territories can be found in this document (PGIS newsletter, 2013, in English).

Bio-cultural protocol

This protocol gives a full description of way of live, dependency on natural resources, native breeds and non-native breeds of livestock, indigenous knowledge, culture, issues and problems, predictable issues and how to engage international institutions to help recognise the rights related to the community.

Download the report (in Persian).


See Also

Browse our section on Abolhassani people (news, videos, projects, interviews).